[packman] Building against :Update

Pascal Bleser pascal.bleser at opensuse.org
Sun Mar 6 13:00:32 CET 2011

On 2011-03-06 12:42:12 (+0100), Cristian Morales Vega <cmorve69 at yahoo.es> wrote:
> Essentials prj metadata includes things like
>   <repository name="openSUSE_11.3">
>     <path repository="standard" project="openSUSE.org:openSUSE:11.3:Update"/>
>     <arch>x86_64</arch>
>     <arch>i586</arch>
>   </repository>
> It's this on purpose? Usually people builds against openSUSE:11.3
> instead of openSUSE:11.3:Update since updates are supposed to be
> binary compatible. Notice 11.3 released a glibc security update...

Yes, it's on purpose and yeah, we're aware that a glibc update
will hurt us for a day.

> that would mean a rebuild of everything without any change.
> Still, it's true that there exists some cases where the original
> version was so broken that anything build against it would be also
> broken and the :Update version was needed.

Yep, that happens here and then too. Building against :Update is
the safer approach.

If, in a couple of weeks or months, it turns out that we have
frequent full rebuilds because of that, we can still change it
and go back to s/:Update//;

  -o) Pascal Bleser
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